10 Feb 2017 - Alex Gokova (39), of Madondo village under Chief Nhema in Zaka, was last week sentenced 12 months in prison for attempting to rape Tsitsi Muchemeri (18) of Chivanga village in the same district.
Masvingo Provincial Magistrate, Peter Madhibha, charged Gokova with attempted rape as defined in Section 89 of the Criminal Law Act Chapter 9.23.
It was the State's case that on October 16 last year, Gokova went to the complainant's place around 17:00 hrs and found her sleeping alone in a hut with the door open.
The accused entered the hut, grabbed the complainant and pulled her outside the hut to a nearby bush.
Gokova raised the complainant's skirt up and pulled her pantiess down.
Muchemeri screamed for help before Jane Makasa and Dorcas Zava appeared and rescued her leading to the arrest of Gokova.
Nancy Makuvise appeared for the State.local